Erik ten Hag has revealed that Lisandro Martinez known as him insisting he would flip down a proposal from Arsenal if Manchester United made a rival provide to signal him again in the summertime.The Dutch coach joined United as a everlasting successor to Ralf Rangnick for the 2022/23 season and made 5 signings throughout his first switch window.United’s third incoming noticed Ten Hag reunite with Martinez having coached him at Ajax, however there was loads of curiosity within the Argentine’s companies.90min reported in June that Arsenal had been forward of United and a number of other different Premier League rivals within the race to signal Martinez.Talking to Voetbal Worldwide, Ten Hag opened up on the switch saga.”I had such a good time [at Ajax], the best way we constructed a venture. Out of nowhere, we introduced Ajax again to European prime stage. However Martinez himself wished to depart. If we did not take him, he would have gone to Arsenal,” Ten Hag stated.”At a sure level, Licha known as me up and stated: ‘Coach, pay attention, I’ll go away Ajax it doesn’t matter what. I can signal for Arsenal, however in order for you me, I’ll go to Manchester United’.”Then I assumed: I shouldn’t shoot myself and United within the foot both. There was no means he would have stayed in Amsterdam, which was out of the query.”Watch 90min’s World Cup present on YouTube as Harry Symeou, Scott Saunders, Grizz Khan and particular visitor Kieron Dyer evaluate Argentina’s epic win over France on penalties. Subscribe to the channel right here!Martinez ended up signing for United for a price that might whole simply shy of £60m.Although there have been some preliminary fears that his 5ft9 stature might make him a straightforward goal for Premier League strikers, Martinez has recovered effectively from some poor performances initially of the season and has established himself as one of many division’s main centre-back.